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Power Problems The power cord in fine. It is from another identical machine which has no problem. The foot pedal is fine for the same reason. I have cleaned around the motor which was quit dusty but still have the problem that the power is erratic. Sometimes when I jiggle the cord it will work but mostly not. There is continuity between positive and negative plug holes in the back of the machine but not any between the ground and either positive or negative holes which I checked with a volt ohm meter. Do you have any ideas.

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Well, if it has continuity between pos and neg. But none between pole and Pos and pole and neg. What does that tell you? It's wired wrong. I would like to help you further but we don't know what kind of sewing machine this is. You didn't provide any of that information.

Posted on Nov 06, 2012

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SOURCE: Bernina Activa 135 foot pedal problem

If you can get acess to or borrow another foot pedal to try I would do this first any of the Activa, Artista range fit to try. The fault may not be in the foot pedal but in the main CB of the machine. This can give a fualt of lights on but no motor drive. In this case the board would need replacing by a technician. Hope this may help.

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SOURCE: euro pro shark 7132l no foot pedal/power cord

Sewing Service shops often have old foot control pedals from retired machines, so widen your local search and don't just look at Europro, as a good tech will service all makes.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Husqvarna Viking 2000 SL and it seems

The first thing to check is the pedal itself. If you have a continuity tester you can check to see if a connection is being made in the pedal when it's being stepped on.

You can also turn the handwheel back and forth while you step on the pedal with the power to the machine on. If the motor starts to run a little bit, you know the pedal is good and the motor carbons will be bad.

That machine's rear cover over the motor comes off somewhat easily, so you could also check the connections in the electric terminal where the foot control plugs in. Make sure to have it unplugged when you do this part. Gently move the wires near where they connect to the terminal block and see if any are loose. There are screws there that tighten onto the wires that sometimes loosen which would make your pedal not work.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

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SOURCE: My Viking 5710 starts to sew without any pressure on foot pedal

Mine does the exact same thing. I think the problem might lie in the cord to the foot pedal. The cord packs into the foot pedal for storage, which forces the cord to to remain bent during storage. I believe the wires in mind became damaged and broken so I took it apart and reconnected the wires at the spot where the connector meets with the wires. But I still don't leave it plugged in if I'm not using it, it could be a fire hazard.

Posted on Mar 24, 2010

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SOURCE: Power won't stop - Husqvarna/Viking 3600

Many older sewing machine (and some newer ones too) have radio-interference-suppression capacitors fitted in the foot controls to eliminate motor noise being radiated back down the mains power line. Many of these, especially the ones fitted across the rheostat (speed controller) in the foot pedal go partially or fully short-circuited, this meaning the machine starts sewing when the foot controller is plugged in. The solution is simple: get a qualified serviceman to take the capacitor out of circuit to see if that fixes the problem. If it does, then a replacement suppression capacitor of a suitable high voltage, at least 1,000V working, should be sourced and fitted. Just removing the faulty cap is not recommended and there is likely to be radio interfence spread all around the neighbourhood if you run the machine without the suppressor. The Radio Inspectors will not be amused. Good Luck.

Posted on Feb 27, 2012

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